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WHO CARES

Recently, I read a piece about wombats in Australia sharing their burrows with other small animals escaping the ravaging bushfires. The wombat burrows are deep enough underground to be fairly fireproof, and complex and extensive enough to allow oxygen flow…

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THE HEROIC NO

My orientation to life tends to be a big juicy “Yes!” Most of the time, it’s an honest and authentically soulful expression for me. And there’s a lot of good in that, there’s a lot to like. “Yes” feels groovy…

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SATISFACTION FACTOR

Some friends and I were having a conversation about the importance of laying claim to our Good — identifying and naming our heart’s desire, declaring it available, and asserting our right to it. If we aren’t willing or able to…

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Truth AND Consequences

The new year is the time for my annual job performance evaluation. It’s a valuable process. It’s also pretty intense for me because I take it seriously. I’m not worried or anything; I’m fairly confident that the Board of Trustees…

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HAPPY NEW REAR

I heard a jingle on the radio the other day — an advertisement for Charmin toilet paper inviting me to enjoy their product and have a “happy new rear.”  I snorted coffee out my nose. After marveling for a while…

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GET LIT


“Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman
 I love this quote.  Maybe I over-reference it, I don’t…

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TRUE BLUE

I looked up the origin of the phrase “true blue.”  Some say it refers to the endless blue sky above us, the blue yonder.  Others suggest that it might have had something to do with the purity of noble lineage,…

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50 SHADES OF GRAVY

During last Sunday’s service I was leading a meditation, inviting myself and everyone to give ourselves a breather from all of our relentless striving & fixing, from all the hard work of crafting our lives and changing the world —…

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